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New research shows pension income inadequate for older women

Fewer than one in three female pensioners in Ireland receive the maximum contributory pension and two-thirds rely on non-contributory pension, leaving many women disadvantaged in later life, according to a new report.

Massive global tourism boost for St Patrick’s Day

Myriad iconic attractions around the world are to ‘go green’ this year to mark St Patrick’s Day and to kick off Tourism Ireland’s major first half promotional drive to develop overseas tourism.

Two in three Irish adults are overweight

New research announced by safefood today revealed that despite two out of three adults on the island of Ireland being overweight, only 40 per cent of adults now classify themselves as such. This indicates that thousands of Irish men and women are still failing to recognise that they themselves are overweight, and are putting their health at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. The research was conducted as part of safefood’s ongoing Stop the Spread campaign to tackle overweight and obesity.

Connemara among the highlights of new campaign to woo international tourists

North Connemara is among the landscape highlights featured in a new ad campaign aimed at boosting the country’s tourism industry.

Good news stories not only welcome but essential for survival of human spirit

What a boost Allergan gave the county when it announced on Monday morning the creation of 200 jobs, 250 construction jobs, and an investment of $350 million in the Westport company.

Local jobs losses expected after Ulster Bank axes hundreds of jobs in Ireland

With the announcement that Ulster Bank are to axe hundreds of jobs in the country, jobs in local Ulster Bank branches which are dotted around the county could be under threat. Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland, employs 6,000 staff throughout 236 branches, seven branches of which are located in Mayo — Ballina, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, and Westport.

Irish craft sector enjoys significant boost

Ireland’s Year of Craft 2011 initiative has given a welcome boost to Ireland’s craft industry, and will help to sustain thousands of jobs in the sector into the future, according to the Crafts Council of Ireland.

Thousands of jobs sustained by Ireland’s Year of Craft

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Ireland’s Year of Craft 2011 initiative has given a welcome boost to Ireland’s craft industry, and will help to sustain thousands of jobs in the sector into the future, according to the Crafts Council of Ireland.

Visitor numbers up but Tourism Ireland remain cautious about 2012

Commenting on CSO figures issued this week on overseas visitor numbers to Ireland for the period January-October 2011, Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, stated: “These figures show that visitor numbers for the year to date are now +7.4 per cent ahead of the same 10-month period last year. However, the economic turmoil of recent months has brought increased uncertainty, affecting business and consumer confidence, and in turn, international travel. Given the scale of the challenges facing the global economy right now, travel and tourism look likely to face a fairly cautious passage into 2012.”

AIT helps address Ireland's polymer industry shortage

The first graduates of a unique degree in polymer processing, delivered jointly by Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and IT Sligo, were conferred recently, and have begun to address what has been a growing skills shortage in the country’s €2 billion polymer sector.

 

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